How the Hemophilia Federation of America Created Their Thank You Video

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

If you don’t think you can pull together a thank-you video quickly, Emily Roush-Bobolz, Communications Manager at the Hemophilia Federation of America shares how she did just that. And I wondered if sending cards was really the best and most budget-friendly way to express our gratitude.

[Guest Post] Telling Your Story In the Grant Proposal Budget

Fundraising Coach

Since starting her firm - DH Leonard Consulting & Grant Writing Services, LLC - in 2006, she has secured more than $32 million dollars in competitive grant funds for clients from the government (federal, state, and local) and private foundations. Budgets are not an afterthought.

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#FUNDRAISING: Resources To Find Grants For Your Nonprofit’s 2013 Budget

Non Profit Marketing 360

Maybe the federal government won’t ever work up or agree to a budget to cover an entire fiscal year, but your nonprofit has to. For a larger view of what resources are available via the federal government, click over to USA.gov’s site for nonprofits.

Federal Budget Policy and Fundraising

Fundraising Breakthroughs

Sitting in the audience at INDEPENDENT SECTOR’s annual conference last month, I was wowed by twin presentations by Robert Greenstein , founder and executive director, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, and Ronald Haskins , senior fellow at The Brookings Institution. The enormous, threatening federal deficit can be solved only by a balanced approach requiring tough political choices both to raise taxes and to cut spending.

#PROAGING: Republican Budget Realigns Medicare But Ignores Long-Term Care

Non Profit Marketing 360

The Rand budget also privatizes the Transportation Security Agency (returning it to the status it was on September 11th, 2001 ? Paul, DeMint, and Lee propose FY2013 Budget.

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#Aging: Medicare’s Support To Home Health Agencies Likely To Be Cut 3+%

Non Profit Marketing 360

The two federal programs that are most often discussed as targets for cutting are Social Security and Medicare. And every political stripe agrees that as the growing number of Boomer retirees move into these programs, stresses will be felt throughout the federal budget. Indeed, the report claims that the savings comes mostly from adjusting billing predictions, not from a reduction in care: A proposed rule was displayed at the Federal Register today proposing a 3.35

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#FUNDRAISING: Resources To Find Grants For Your Nonprofit’s 2013 Budget

Non Profit Marketing 360

Maybe the federal government won’t ever work up or agree to a budget to cover an entire fiscal year, but your nonprofit has to. For a larger view of what resources are available via the federal government, click over to USA.gov’s site for nonprofits.

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#ProAging: AARP Busts Some Social Security Myths

Non Profit Marketing 360

As we enter ‘crazy time’ in the electoral calendar (a calendar that now runs from the Friday after the last election to the day of the next one), we will hear ever more about the desperate need to balance the federal budget and pay down the national debt. Few will strongly argue against these budget-balancing ambitions. Social Security payouts make up some 20% of the federal budget , tied with national defense and one percentage point behind Medicare/Medicaid.

Finding Federal Funding: A Beginner’s Guide in 8 Steps

Fundraising Breakthroughs

Knowing that I’ve worked on US government-funded grants for over 15 years, a friend recently asked me for advice on how nonprofits can secure federal funding. Below is my advice on how to get started in identifying federal grant opportunities.

Why Your Nonprofit Needs to Get Political – Now

J Campbell Social Marketing

With today’s public roll out of Trumps’ budget proposal , the implications for our sector are important and very dire. We need to not only pay attention to this budget for our own knowledge, we also need to bring these issues to the attention of our supporters and our constituents.

How To Learn What Federal, State, Local, or Tribal Grants Are Available, & How To Apply for Them

Seeking Grant Money Today

Applying for a government grant, especially a federal grant, can be arduous. So, don't assume anything when seeking grants, and instead, call someone at the appropriate agency's office (if they allow phone calls about their grants) and ask where their budget is and whether applying for a grant is warranted. You might have heard that applying for a grant offered by a government, any government, is "a different animal" compared to applying for a grant offered by a foundation.

#Communications: ATT’s Arguments for T-Mobile Buyout Look Ever More Disingenuous

Non Profit Marketing 360

Though that argument is true prima facie , T-Mobile had budgeted $18 billion in similar improvements. Last Friday we surveyed the arguments presented by AT&T about its desire to purchase T-Mobile for $38 billion.

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#Finance: Postage Rates For Nonprofits Realigned. Do Yours Go Down Or Up?

Non Profit Marketing 360

The Nonprofit Times has a story we wanted to pass on to our readers about the adjustments to US Postal Rates that will have an impact on nonprofits and their mailing budgets. Of course, your organization must be listed as a nonprofit with the federal government first, and you can then apply for the right to use these bulk/nonprofit rates.

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#Finance: Postage Rates For Nonprofits Realigned. Do Yours Go Down Or Up?

Non Profit Marketing 360

The Nonprofit Times has a story we wanted to pass on to our readers about the adjustments to US Postal Rates that will have an impact on nonprofits and their mailing budgets. Of course, your organization must be listed as a nonprofit with the federal government first, and you can then apply for the right to use these bulk/nonprofit rates.

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Congress Today Is Considering Real Impendements To the Nonprofit Sector and If We Stop And Note Many Public Services and Institutions Are Nonprofits - These Proposals Could Effect Every American Life

Seeking Grant Money Today

The reality is that right now our nation's leadership is looking at the nonprofit sector not only as one that can do with less (or even wholly without) in the federal budget, it may be an American business sector that they turn to in order to raise new taxes - or both. This is big stuff that must be addressed and we must address these federal budgetary and legal proposals now. Taxes nonprofit federal relations federal funds

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Could your nonprofit get government contracts?

Wild Woman Fundraising

Whether it’s providing social services or cleaning up the environment, you could get a steady stream of income from your local or federal government for your nonprofit. For instance, a small nonprofit got a government contract to help seniors, and it provided quite a bit of the agency budget. I took a workshop with Joyce Scott of Superb Speakers , and she was FULL of advice on how to get federal government contracts.

#Interview: Nedra Kline Weinreich, Social Marketer, Author, and Owner of the “Spare Change” Blog

Non Profit Marketing 360

Her consulting clients include federal, state, local and international organizations. Nedra Kline Weinreich is a widely recognized expert on social marketing (not to be confused with social media marketing).

Top Three Takeaways from the Nonprofit Overhead Challenge

Nonprofit Consultant Blog

Remember, any contract that includes any Federal money (even when passed through your local municipality) has to include at least 10% for overhead. budgeting CalNonprofits CompassPoint finance fundraising management Nonprofit npstrong overhead

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New Free Webinar : Finding Government Grants

Wild Woman Fundraising

Do you provide services that could be funded through federal contract or grant dollars? When I worked at a small domestic violence shelter, we had large county and federal government contracts that helped us cover half of our budget to house and feed women and children escaping lives of abuse.

What the Nonprofit Annual Report Is, Why It Is Necessary, But More Importantly - How It Can Be Powerful In Increasing A Nonprofit's Fundraising, Volunteers, Public Relations, and Marketing Results

Seeking Grant Money Today

Above all, the IRS compliance requirements and federal law require that a nonprofit given official federal (and most often by states as well) charity status be open, reporting fully, in a timely manner, to any and all requests from the public for the organization''s board ratified financial and operations information. Yes, the federal government and law say the organization must provide information and complete and truthful information on its own self.

Keeping Spirits High at Work #NPCOMMLIFE

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

You may not be able to control all of these if you aren’t the ED, but do what you can: Give all staff off every federal holiday. For heaven’s sake, have a training budget!

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OMB Webinars About Recovery Act Funds Reporting Requirements

Seeking Grant Money Today

Don Griesmann writes Don Griesmann's Nonprofit Blog and he wrote a very informative post about the federal Office of Management and Budget Announces Recovery Act Reporting Webinars (click this link to see his post). Tags: grants how to federal funds These informative webinars will be of crucial interest to any nonprofit or other entity applying for or planning to apply for American Reinvestment and Recovery Act of 2009 funds.

Stimulus Caution

Nonprofit Consultant Blog

Most of these stimulus programs are not designed for grass-roots organizations; they pretty much require large structures, with already large budgets, and the capacity to take on new projects without much additional overhead. Seriously, if you have an annual budget of only $500,000 you should not be looking at a grant for $300,000/year for only two years, and with only 5% allowed for administration. Tags: Nonprofit funding stimulus federal

Interview with Jennifer Chandler, National Council of Nonprofits

Wild Woman Fundraising

Recently I had the pleasure of interviewing Jennifer Chandler, Vice President for the National Council of Nonprofits, an association of nonprofit associations nationally, that helps advocate at the federal level for nonprofits.

Communicate NOW on Govt. Shutdown Impact (Case Study)

Getting Attention

OPPORTUNITY ALERT: I urge you to leverage the shutdown in right-now fundraising and advocacy campaigns if the shutdown has increased the demand for your services and/or threatened your budget and ability to continue providing services.

#Public Policy: Charities’ Off-Shore/Tax-Free Holdings Brought Under Congressional Scrutiny

Non Profit Marketing 360

All the talk about US domestic politics and economics at the moment focuses on the federal budget and the possible default that will result if the US debt limit is not raised by 2 August.

How the Fundraising Game Has Changed Forever

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

They are descriptions of the impact brought about by new federal rules for many grant awards—impact that just may make life less stressful for nonprofit fundraising professionals and development directors everywhere.

Our EveryAction Hero: Feeding Wisconsin

EveryAction

Earlier this month, I sat down with Executive Director, David Lee, to learn how Feeding Wisconsin mobilizes their audience, advocates to their local and federal officials, and engages with their community. Registrants give us a little bit of information about themselves and in return we connect with them with rich advocacy and hunger-related content at the state and federal level. Our EveryAction Hero this month is Feeding Wisconsin.

5 Visual Marketing Tips for Small Nonprofits

J Campbell Social Marketing

Having a tiny budget is no longer an excuse for creating boring, text-heavy content free of visuals! PHOTO: The National Wildlife Federation started by encouraging users to take photos with wildlife and post them with the hashtag #wildlifeselfies.

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New Webinar: Planned Giving: It’s Easier than You Think!

Wild Woman Fundraising

Furthermore, a planned giving program can be enormously worthwhile for virtually any organization, even those with little or no budget for it. Webinar Title: Planned Giving: It’s Easier than You Think! Launching and Marketing Your Planned Giving Program. Date: Friday, July 17th, 2015.

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One week, two excellent events: #CbocSocial and #FWD50

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

I do realize however that with limited training/conference budgets it’s wishful thinking on my part. This post features my key takeaways and notes from two events I attended earlier this month here in Ottawa.

How your government contract is screwing you over (and how that’s about to change)

Wild Woman Fundraising

Recently a new OMB Guidance was passed at the federal level. OMB stands for White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB). This Guidance was called Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards.

Your New Fundraising Word For The Day

The Agitator

elections and to Meals On Wheels following last week’s announcement of proposed cuts in the federal budget, Steve says it’s time for some new definitions. Here’s it is: ‘actigiver’ In a Huffington Post piece, Giving In The Age of Outrage , Steve MacLauglin, VP of Data and Analytics at Blackbaud and author of Data Driven Nonprofits , claims that the question of “whether online activists would ever turn their clicks into gifts” has now been answered.

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The 2018 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar

EveryAction

As policy changes unfold at the federal, state and local levels, the communities and issues we care about as corporate social responsibility professionals inevitably face uncertainty. DMA Nonprofit Federation / Washington, DC / $789. It's finally here!

Who’s Your Style Icon?

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

We’re nonprofit gals and guys, so for the most part, style is a matter of function and budget. You can see some of her newest work for National Wildlife Federation at www.nwf.org/LEGACY. Claire Meyerhoff.

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#ProAging: Mandated Cuts In Medicare Stifle Expansion Plans

Non Profit Marketing 360

But what Alavere’s survey also shows is the knock-on effect the federally-mandated cuts will bring to longer-term projects, like expanding facilities. The cuts mandated from the CMS are part of the ongoing struggle to balance the federal budget. Click to enlarge.

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Friday Futures – Nonprofit Marketing Jobs – Feb 18, 2011

Getting Attention

Marketing is too often first to be slashed when budgets are cut. 2) Communications Associate , American Federation of Teachers - A compelling challenge for someone with five or so years experience but eager to do a lot more, quickly.

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The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009: Special Bulletin to Help Nonprofits Approach and Access Funding Sources

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Section 3(a),“Purposes and Principles,” of the Act reads that the “President and the heads of Federal departments and agencies shall manage and expend the funds made available in this Act so as to achieve the purposes specified in subsection (a), including commencing expenditures and activities as quickly as possible consistent with prudent management” in order to: Preserve and create jobs and promote economic recovery. Congress passed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.

Announcing the Nonprofit Leadership Summit

Wild Woman Fundraising

If none of these causes applies to you, well- There’s a federal hiring freeze -> which affects our donors , as well as-> our disbursements , not to mention -> our workplace giving ! Despite all her hard work, the other funding streams aren’t yet big enough to carry the weight of the budget. Planning for budget cuts is what gets us through hard times. Are you looking at the news, wondering what’s next?

Friday Futures – Nonprofit Marketing Jobs – March 18, 2011

Getting Attention

Marketing is too often first to be slashed when budgets are cut. 3) New Media Director , Planned Parenthood Federation of America – What a fantastic opportunity to create! Compelling opportunities for nonprofit communicators keep rolling in, and I’m thrilled about it.

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Activating The Global Health Trifecta

SocialButterfly

investment in foreign aid is 25% of the Federal budget, when the accurate figure is less than one percent. Image: PSI. Is foreign aid important to Americans? According to a recent poll , most Americans believe U.S.

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Activating The Global Health Trifecta

SocialButterfly

investment in foreign aid is 25% of the Federal budget, when the accurate figure is less than one percent. Image: PSI. Is foreign aid important to Americans? According to a recent poll , most Americans believe U.S.

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The Charitable Deduction Still Exists. So, For Goodness Sake, Come Off the Ledge!

Seeking Grant Money Today

If you read the nonprofit sector press at all you have also seen the myriad news and editorial pieces on the for now temporary decision most popularly detailing how much the wealthiest of Americans may deduct from federal income taxes for how much they have donated for a given year (as of 2013 and on). There's never been a year where a crystal ball clearly outlined for nonprofits what to expect and what to plan for in their organizations' budgets or fundraising planning.